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    Outpatient Burn Care: Prevention and Treatment

    Jason S. Lanham, Nicole K. Nelson, Bryan Hendren, Teneisha S. Jordan

    Although most patients with burns are successfully treated as outpatients, burn depth and percentage of total body surface area involved can determine the need for referral to a burn unit. For all types of minor burn injuries, the goal of initial treatment is to minimize the...

    Chronic Diarrhea in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

    Kristina Burgers, Briana Lindberg, Zachary J. Bevis

    Common causes of chronic diarrhea include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and microscopic colitis. The differential diagnosis for chronic diarrhea is broad; however, a complete history and physical examination can narrow the diagnostic...

    Fetal Aneuploidy: Screening and Diagnostic Testing

    Nicholas M. LeFevre, Richard L. Sundermeyer

    The risk of fetal aneuploidy, the presence of one or more extra chromosomes or the absence of one or more chromosomes, rises with increasing maternal age. Because fetal aneuploidy can affect any pregnancy, all pregnant women should be offered screening. Prenatal screening...

    Editorials

    Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Unintended Consequences of the 2016 CDC Guideline

    Robert L. “Chuck” Rich, Jr.

    Since the 2016 CDC guideline for the use of opioid pain relievers was released, there has been a significant reduction in opioid prescribing, and the guideline has been adopted by state Medicaid agencies, insurers, and others. Widespread implementation of the guideline has...

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants

    Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria using urine culture in pregnant persons. The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in nonpregnant adults.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults

    Justin Mills, Scott Hulse

    A 33-year-old woman presents to your clinic for a first prenatal visit at 8 weeks' gestation. She reported morning nausea and breast tenderness. Review of systems and physical examination were consistent with early pregnancy but were otherwise unremarkable.

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Ketorolac vs. Morphine for Pain Relief After Fractures

    Peter Karagozian, III, Erin Kipp, Anthony Handoyo, Samantha Cooper, My-Huyen Tran

    Parenteral ketorolac is as effective as parenteral morphine for short-term pain relief in patients with long bone fractures, and it results in fewer adverse effects.

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Predicting the Likelihood of a Recurrent Febrile Seizure

    Aaron Saguil, Jessica Servey

    In children presenting with a simple febrile seizure, is it possible to determine the likelihood of a recurrent febrile seizure?

    Photo Quiz

    Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue and Systemic Symptoms

    James Studdiford, Olivia M. Seecof, Kathryn P. Trayes, George Valko

    A woman presents with darkening of her skin, tongue, and lips.

    STEPS

    Galcanezumab (Emgality) for Migraine and Cluster Headaches

    Jennifer Ren-Si Cheung, Deborah R. Erlich

    In otherwise healthy adults with severe and frequent migraine or cluster headaches, galcanezumab may provide a modest reduction in debilitating headache frequency in the short term.

    Practice Guidelines

    Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society

    Carrie Armstrong

    Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

    Letters to the Editor

    Oral Health Care Is an Important Issue for Military Veterans

    Postpartum Relapse Prevention: The Family Physician's Role

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Burn Injuries: What You Should Know

    Anyone can get burned. In young children, most burns happen because of sun exposure (sunburn), their bathwater is too hot, or they pull hot items from the microwave or off of counters or stovetops. Older children and teenagers usually get burns from fires by playing with...

    Chronic Diarrhea

    It is frequent, loose bowel movements lasting longer than one month.

    Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy

    Chromosomes contain large amounts of a baby's genetic material, which is what makes us who we are. Aneuploidy (AN-yuh-ploy-dee) happens when a baby has too few or too many chromosomes. This can cause a chromosome disorder like Down syndrome.



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